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BOARD 7 REJECTS FORDHAM PLAN

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In a blow to Fordham University’s plan to expand its Lincoln Center campus, Community Board 7 unanimously rejected the school’s development proposal in a Jan. 21 full board vote. The board acted on a resolution passed by the Land Use Committee last month, however, last week’s vote took the rebuke a step further and altered [&hellip
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TEPID RECEPTION TO REZONING PROPOSALS

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District 3′s Community Education Council characterized proposals for redrawn catchment zones mere “band-aid” solutions to school overcrowding. The rezoning proposals, which originated with the Department of Education, were the focus of the parent council’s meeting Oct. 2 at Joan of Arc High School, on West 93rd Street. In mid-September, the department offered two alternative rezoning [&hellip
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FAIRYTALE RIDE OR DATED ABUSE?

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Ricky is a 12-year-old pale gray Percheron with a draft horse’s powerfully muscled legs, a gentle demeanor and the ability to make gaggles of young would-be models squeal with delight. He pulls the white carriage with lavender trim that starred in the Disney movie Enchanted—kids are always recognizing it and begging their parents for a [&hellip
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YA GOTTA GET A GIMMICK

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When launching a restaurant in the thick of New York’s crowded fall opening season, it can help to have a memorable gimmick. The problem with Bloomingdale Road, which opened last week on the corner of 88th and Broadway, is that it has too many gimmicks to choose from. There’s the historical name. Taken from the [&hellip
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WEST SIDE GRAFFITI TEAM

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When Police Officer David Echevarria offered to remove graffiti from the security gate of Tips and Toes nail salon, courtesy of the city, the owners happily obliged. Had they not signed Echevarria’s waiver to allow the city to remove the graffiti, the owners would have had to paint over the tagged security gate themselves within [&hellip
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